In­no­va­tion: Tri­dent Iceni

A high-speed, high-choles­terol sport­scar that eats veg­etable oil for break­fast

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The sport­scar that runs purely on chip fat, but doesn’t com­pro­mise on speed

GIVE our POOR, OVER-FISHED oceans a break and put your lo­cal fish and chip shop’s vast oil re­serves to bet­ter use. Nor­folk-based car firm Tri­dent fills its Iceni tanks with biodiesel, man­u­fac­tured by chem­i­cally re­act­ing veg­etable oil with al­co­hol.

Now, in the past Biodiesel needed to be blended with tra­di­tional diesel in or­der to pre­vent en­gine clog­ging. Yet the Iceni sips it neat, pro­pel­ling you over 3,000 kilo­me­tres on a sin­gle tank.

It might be more eco-friendly than a hy­brid, but the Iceni’s per­for­mance isn’t com­pro­mised. The 6.6-litre V8 en­gine can reach a top speed in ex­cess of 305km/h, the first 100 of which it hits in just 3.7 sec­onds. The bright red, stain­less-steel chas­sis looks in­cred­i­bly sleek, while the touch­screen con­trols with added Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity up the tasty tech stakes. $174,000, tri­, out now

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